Digital video with sound, 2 projectors, 2 speakers | Dimensions variable | 6 min. 5 sec. loop
Istallation view at the California Institute of the Arts, 2016
BARRIER is a two-channel video installation that utilizes space, live action video, visual manipulation and sound manipulation. Two screens facing each other are videos of a conversation between two people, one on the right and one on the left. The audience is placed in the middle of the two screens. Speakers are placed at each sides. In the conversation, some words were removed. As the conversation progresses, two images and the sound start to morph and distort.
BARRIER represents the experience of language barrier. The piece aims to show the experience both in a literal way (editing out words) and in a physical way (the act of turning our heads). BARRIER embodies a transformation from a state of uncomfort to acceptance, as well as the detachment created by language barrier.
Participants: Danielle Jordan-Baile, Luca Cioci
Special thanks to: Astra Price, Aitziber Olaskoaga, Jackii Chun, Vincent De La Torre,
Camila Monteiro Vilalva, Christopher Bishop